Hurricane-force wind gusts hit New England during a late October storm, damaging at least one rooftop solar array and leading Commercial Solar Guy to offer a few pointers.
As modules change in size and form factor, ripple effects are felt across the entire solar industry, requiring tweaks, modifications, and outright changes to longstanding project development and construction practices.
The novel system secures panels on ballasted roofs and is intended not to compromise the roof’s structural integrity.
Also on the rise: A big solar + storage project in New Mexico secures construction financing, and racking and tracker company OMCO Solar offers a business update.
Erthos forgoes tracking mounts and installs utility-scale solar directly on the dirt.
The Structural Engineering Institute committee will focus on the structural and geotechnical design of structures that support PV modules on building rooftops, carports, and ground mount facilities.
The announcement highlights Polar’s history of excelling in extreme weather and on difficult terrain.
Also on the rise: Goodyear to add solar at an Innovation Center, NextEra Energy Partners expands a finance arrangement, Solar FlexRack supports a Bahamas project, and California’s annual budget aims to boost support for long-duration storage and ZEVs.
The three 35 MW projects have to be designed to fit environmental challenges, including hurricane-force winds.
Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products.
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